Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Things you thought only happened in sitcoms part 512:

I just opened the cardboard folder thing I keep all my financial stuff in, and a huge moth flew out, making me shout and very nearly fall over.

In other news, the BBC have smooshed together their comedy and film departments, and are looking for "mainstream comedy hits".

Now I'm not entirely sure what the "mainstream" is these days, or if it even exists, but I have a four-word pitch I am so excited about I'm going to put it out there in the public domain. Although to make it would need quite a lot of fiddly paperwork sorting out the rights with marvel comics, but here goes:

Captain Britain = Simon Pegg.

I thank yow.

UPDATE: excellent discussion over at Patch's about imaginary bands - go over and add yours now, and we can get the imaginary festival up and running. And that's as good an excuse as any to plug a deleted scene (not one of mine btw) from GW S2 which unnacountably made its way onto YouTube in all its clunky, brutally-pixillated glory.

Leave Matron out of this, you bastards!

25 comments:

jayne said...

I'd commission it!

baggiebird said...

Imagining it now

Rabidus Badgerus said...

Last weekend I stuck my head in a wasp's nest (by accident, I didn't see it!) and after realising that the buzzing was the sound of hundred's of satan's creatures getting very angry I swiftly removed my head and ran off [insert girly scream here]. Unfortunately I didn't look where I was going and fell into a conveniently placed paddling pool, which I later realised my dog had just pissed in. Not one of my best days, but I like to think I've drawn some useful lessons from it.

Button said...

There's loads of them on there. I think they're from a mobile phone exclusive aren't they?

I've got to say 'wink murder' is a particular favourite.

ooooh!!!!!!!

Wink Murder.

Well that's my imaginary band sorted.


by the way, lovely use of the word 'smoosh'. One of my personal favourites along with 'loquacious'

matt everitt said...

talking of imaginary bands... http://the-a-z.blogspot.com/ i've even started making album covers for some of my faves

Matt.

Jen said...

Wink Murder reminds me of the Brownies... I was always going round pretending to be the murderer too and confusing things.

Mwah ha.

Evans said...

That's my moth!

james henry said...

Oi, get your own moth. Actually, I carefully shook mine out of the window, so we could conceivably be on some kind of mothshare...

I'm thinking of discreet Wikipedia entries for some of these imaginary bands - record deals by christmas possibly.

patroclus said...

I'm thinking of starting a prog-rock side-project called Conceivable Mothshare.

james henry said...

No. 2 single in 1978: Split Antennae

Actually wait, that's just one each, isn't it? Hmm.

Evans said...

We need two antennae each, any fool knows that! Our navigation skills will be severely dented, and we won't get to any of our gigs. Do you even want this band to work James Henry? Sometimes I think you don't.

N.B. The first album shall be called 'Rage Against The Dying of The Light'. Because it makes you THINK.

james henry said...

Ooh you're right, it does.

*thinks*

patroclus said...

Oi, that's *my* band!

*stomps off in Wayne Hussey-style huff to set up rival band, also called Conceivable Mothshare*

james henry said...

Evans, you Yoko.

Sal said...

Can I just say that that deleted scene is one of the funniest things ever. I loved it when I first watched it about a month ago and I proudly have Tamsin Greig and Julian Rhind-Tutt singing Flowers for Matron as my ringtone.
'The Scalpel's Live in Assembly - hugh energy version of didn't hand my prep in'
Sorry, too much quoting, who wrote that scene James?

Sal said...

That's high energy, not hugh energy.

Benjamin Russell said...

Of course, Simon Pegg (or his likeness) is about to star in a comic where he'll spend the majority of his time enacting revenge upon superheroes... so, well, he might not quite be in a Captain Britain kind of mood.

cello said...

"Let's Rock" is my favourite deleted scene. All the key ingredients are there: boastful vulnerable Guy, and witty Mac (Young Geologist of the Year?). But I especially love it because Caroline is so bouncy and happy and being very funny herself. You don't get a lot of that in Series 2.

And how could "Flowers for Matron" not speak to me...

james henry said...

I think that scene was written by Stuart, but I always get these wrong.

rob said...

Yes, you do, it's mine.

Jen said...

So who's is 'Wink Murder'?

Rob - wonderful scene. *claps*

james henry said...

That's it, I'm no longer even trying to guess who wrote what.

Jolly well done Rob, and the GW Players of course.

Jen said...

*pats all the GW writers on the head*

Sorry- did I offend thee, James?

patroclus said...

Captain Britain looks quite frightening. Is he supposed to be some kind of Arthurian figure?

tracy said...

Talking of you tube I found this the other day http://youtube.com/group/okgodance
and had to let you know.